It’s no April Fools’ joke that certain banking entities were paying 5% to 6% dividends on deposits 50 years ago. Prices for groceries, clothing, cars, building materials, and TVs have changed, too, according to 1972 ads clipped from The Fayette County Record in La Grange, Texas. Let’s take a look.
Do any of these vintage ad prices surprise you or remind you of purchases you made?
BTW, if Fayette County, Texas, news from 50 years ago interests you, check out my Remember When column every Tuesday in the biggest and best semi-weekly newspaper in the state. It covers lots of current happenings too! To purchase a digital subscription (that you couldn’t buy in 1972), click:
Reflecting my cherished Western Canada and Texas rural roots, I am irresistibly drawn to the stories of country people whose lives resonate with purpose, courage and hope. I invite you to read more about them at www.elainethomaswriter.com to see other stories I’ve saved.